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Zaid Mahmoud Abdallah

Criminal defense Attorney at Tinley Park, IL

4.5   17 reviews

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About Zaid

Learn Zaid’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    Murder, Firearm Offenses, Drug Defense, and mostly any state and federal criminal charges

  2. Civil rights
    25%
    Police Brutality and wrongful arrest

As one of Cook County’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, Attorney Zaid Abdallah is the Co-Founder of Abdallah Law. Mr. Abdallah graduated from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago with his Juris Doctor degree. He has committed his legal career to providing personal legal services to his clients and the community. In addition to his extensive experience and background, Mr. Abdallah Aggressively Advocates for his clients rights.

 

His compassionate understanding and approach are key elements for his clients' defense. He is truly dedicated to his practice and his clients, and this is demonstrated by his selection for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠. Mr. Abdallah was able to receive this award because of his superb trial advocacy skills and client recommendations. In addition, Mr. Abdallah is a member of the exclusive The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and was named one of the Top 40 Attorneys under the age of 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. He has handled various cases that stem from murder to serious drug possession, with great success for clients. Criminal Defense Attorney, Zaid Abdallah, earned this reputation for effective advocacy by providing his clients with the highest standards of knowledge and professional advice, and by steadfastly protecting his client’s constitutional rights. Whether a client is seeking a federal criminal defense attorney or an Illinois criminal defense attorney, Zaid Abdallah treats each client’s situation with attention and importance.

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Licensed for 13 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Zaid

Abdallah Law P.C.
16345 Harlem Ave Suite 250
Tinley Park, IL, 60477
Abdallah Law P.C.
875 N. Michigan Suite 3100
Chicago, IL, 60611
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4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Louis | February 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
Took my UUW by a felon case to trial told me not to worry and slam dunk we got the W!!!!
Posted by Salam | April 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The greatest lawyer ever
Zaid Abdallah is a great at what he does, he helped me out so many times it's great, he got so many cases dismissed for me I appreciate everything he has done. If you really want to get out of trouble this the man to call he is really good at what he does. He is one of the kind at his job and he takes care of all his clients
Posted by Sherie | August 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Zaid is very professional and a great attorney. He is concerned about the needs of his clients. He is patient and will answer each question until you understand completely.
Posted by Jason | March 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Honest Professional Great Lawyer
I have dealt with many attorneys and I never felt so comfortable until I dealt with Abdallah Law. Most attorneys focus on the worst case scenario, and they always try to scare you. They always want a large amount money upfront in order to keep you out of jail. As soon as you give them the money, they usual do not answer calls anymore. I am usually more afraid of my attorney than the State prosecutor. Abdallah Law is the complete opposite, they sit down and take their time going over the case with you. Show you similar cases and angles on how they plan to beat the case. There is 2 Top Rated attorneys at the firm and they could handle any case. I am glad I was referred to them as I will refer them to anybody that wants a great honest attorney on their side. Best Law Firm out there, thanks guys for all the great work you do. Thank you Jason S
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2016
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Definition of professionalism and dedication
After being referred to Zaid and his office through a friend I found him to be the most professional, fair, and knowledgeable lawyer I've dealt with. He represented me on a criminal case that had been dragged out over the course of a year at a cost of over $15,000 to me. Once I made the switch to Zaid the case was resolved in my favor in the matter of a couple of months for a fraction of what I was being charged before. There's never been a time where I called and needed anything big or small and I didn't receive a call back right away if not an immediate answer. Zaid and his team of dedicated, top notch attorneys have proved to me that they will always have your best interest in mind and will always ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your case or situation.
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Posted by Buck | January 21, 2016
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Professional lawyers !
Been my attorney for years. Honest hard working and treat you like family and not just a client or pay check. Used his many times and never did a day in jail.
Posted by Kevin | January 20, 2016
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Professional and sharp
This man shows the court system no mercy!!! I always feel confident in any situation. More like a blessing than a lawyer if I must say. I never have problems reaching him even if it's last minute. And is a winner every time!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
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for a no guilty lawyer
Abdallah law and zaid abdallah helped my family and friends beat a felony class one for me and my brother that is a two time felon beat his quarter pound of weed and also fightn another two cases for me and my brother that I am comfortable with trusting him go to trail for a No guilty affordable and keeps u up dated with your case and will answer your call at any time of the night I will recommend him to any one fightn a case A1
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Response from Zaid Abdallah November 24, 2015
We are glad to help. We always put on the best defense to reach the best result.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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Truley Dedicated Attorney
One word to describe Attorney Zaid Abdallah's work is true dedication. I was charged with a DUI and possession of controlled substance. With hard work and DEDICATION Attorney Abdallah got all my charges dismissed. Until this day I call Abdallah to thank him. He really helped me out by avoiding jail time and now im a free man working trying to raise a family. Thank you Zaid Abdallah.
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Posted by Issak | August 27, 2015
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Attorney Zaid M Abdallah
Hired Mr Abdallah for various legal issues Very honest & dedicated And full of passion And dedication for what he does I will definitely keep his firm on retainer my personal experiences is this is a 6 Diamond Star rating!
Posted by Mousa Zughayer | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
best of his generation
Mr. Zaid Abdallah is a wonderful attorney! I've hired him for a number of legal instances, and he handles every case with the utmost professionalism and care. He knows the law and how to apply it. I will be a lifelong client of Zaid!
Posted by Jay Chicago | March 1, 2013
SMART HAVE A TEAM THAT'S GOING TO WORK FOR YOU
I work with Mr. Abdallah on many cases some he got dismiss and any felon was reduced to a mister-minor he is the guy to call number one in my book
Posted by Natasha | December 5, 2012
Thank You!!
I was charged with a DUI and had a PD but wasnt doing his job so I found Mr. Abdallah and would recommend him to anyone. He did a great job on my case, kept me up-to-date, knew what he was doing. He is very good at what he does and is compasionate about helping his clients.
Posted by GREGORY JACKSON | December 22, 2011
THE GREATEST
I LIKE TO THANKS ZAID FOR DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB GOING OVER 270 MILES AND BEING CONSISTENT ON EVERY COURT DATE AND PATIENCE IN EVERY WAY AND GETTING THE BEST OUTCOME OF A CASE THAT NO ONE WILL EVER TAKE FOR THE PRICE HE WAS CHARGING , I WISH HM AND HIS FAMILY MANY BLESSING AND I WOULD RECOMMENDED HIM FOR ANYBODY WHO WANT TO SEEK JUSTICE WHERE THERE IS NO HOPE. THANK YOU A MILLION TIME OVER.
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Posted by Omar | February 17, 2010
HIRE THIS LAWYER! VERY TRUSTWORTHY
Mr. Abdallah is an excellent attorney with a great comprehension of the legal system. I appreciated his personal understanding of my situation and legal matter. He is a very accesible lawyer who is there to answer any questions.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2020
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Dishonest
My mother hired Abdallah to represent me when I was locked up for my parole violation In 2018. After my mother paid him to represent me, he repeatedly missed court dates of mine, and it caused for the parole board to prolong my stay in prison, because Abdallah wasn’t showing up for the court dates for my case that resulted to my temporary parole violation. WARNING : many of the positive reviews for this attorney were posted by his attorney-friends and associates.
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Response from Zaid Abdallah December 9, 2020
This is a fake review we never represented this person. We never missed court for any of our clients.
Posted by Mazen | February 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The facts objectively substantiate the handling of his clients !
In 2012, while I was incarcerated in prison, I had my family retain this attorney $5,000 to represent me for my criminal cases. After being retained, this attorney refused to make a visit to the prison to discuss my case. Furthermore, during a court hearing for my case, this attorney made defense arguments that the judge ruled to be outside the scope of the defense motion because Mr. Abdallah failed to insert those defense arguments in the motion. Moreover, during examination this attorney failed to object to the question when the prosecutor asked me regarding my past hospitalization where records state I was unresponsive. Ultimately, my motion was denied by the court. On appeal, the appellate court found that this attorney failed to strictly comply with his obligations of S.Ct. Rule 604 (d) . See 2015 IL App (1st) 13-0067-U
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Abdallah Law P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Cook County Public Defenders Office
  • 2008 - 2008

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • DePaul University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • People of the State of Illinois v M.A.
  • Not Guilty
  • People v AS
  • Not Guilty
  • People of the State of Illinois v JH
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 100 Top Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyer Association
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Attorney Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Leading Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Newsweek
  • 2012
  • Accredited Member
  • BBB
  • 2012
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • ILG CLIENT MANAGEMENT AND RELATIONS BUILDING
  • Client Management
  • 2014
  • ILG 4th Amendment Rights Refresher
  • 4th Amendment Search and Seizure
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (23)
Endorse Zaid
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Zaid in the area of criminal defense. He is a fierce litigator and will do whatever it takes to get his clients the best outcome possible. He is very experienced and truly cares about all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zaid Abdallah is a wonderful combination of hard work, skill, and legal knowledge. He and the attorneys in his office are always professional and zealously defend their clients. I would be happy to recommend his services to anyone."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Abdallah. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! Keep up the great work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zaid. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Abdallah's representation in criminal matters is vigorous and creative. His attention to detail in his preparation of a case is note worthy. His has strong trial skills. He is client focused. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zaid is an outstanding individual, who has been passionate about representing the accused since we were in law school together. I routinely see him in the criminal courtrooms throughout the Chicago area and it is easy to see that he is doing great work for his clients. He is a smart and talented criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed Attorney Abdallah in court. He is highly respected by judges, prosecutors and his clients. He fights zealously for all his clients. I highly recommend Attorney Abdallah. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best and most diligent lawyers I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mr. Abdallah as one of the best criminal attorneys I have had the privilege of knowing. Not only is he intelligent and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of criminal defense, he also fights diligently for his clients and never succumbs to the high-pressure situations he is put in for his clients. His practice of the law should serve as a model for all lawyers and he holds himself to the highest legal and ethical standards. The level of compassion he has for his clients is second to none and he is truly a person who personally works for his clients' best interests. I would recommend Mr. Abdallah with the highest regards and have no reservations in his efforts and abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Abdallah has integrity, trust and experience that all lawyers aspire to have when practicing law. Mr. Abdallah has a fight-first mentality when dealing with his clients cases. He is a brilliant attorney and a wonderful person who will always be watching out for the little guy when no one else does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abdallah is a tireless legal advocate. His zealous and passionate legal representation is second to none. I refer clients to Mr. Abdallah knowing they will be in great hands. Mr. Abdallah has earned the respect of not only his peers and clients, but also judges. Expect big things from Mr. Abdallah!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer. I have the honor and pleasure of working alongside Mr. Abdallah, and he is not only extremely hard working and intelligent, but he truly cares about his cases. Mr. Abdallah always thoroughly researches his cases and puts 100% into each and every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Zaid is an experienced criminal defense attorney. He has practiced in the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, handling a variety of cases from basic traffic to complicated trials that attract a significant amount of media attention. You can count on him to achieve your best defense in a criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Abdallah attempts to bring real solutions to criminal defendants, not just the easiest way out of a situation. His honesty and ability to analyze risk make him an excellent attorney in this regard."
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